Antonio Lee Simpson arrested- Antonio Lee Simpson, a 34-year-old man, has been taken into custody. He was arrested after a double shooting left one man dead and another injured. He was arrested by Denver police on charges of murder, attempted murder, and aggravated assault, all felonies. Simpson is suspected of shooting and killing an unidentified man at an apartment on the 800 block of Cherry Street in east Denver on Saturday night.
Denver shooting on Cherry Street
According to authorities, a female resident of the residence was also shot by Antonio Lee Simpson. The arrest affidavit states that the victim was shot in the leg, causing her serious harm. The victim phoned police to her Denver apartment at around 6:30 in the evening on Saturday evening. According to the affidavit, the police found one of the victims in the bedroom and the woman who had been shot in the living room. The sole survivor said police she had gone to Rose Medical Center earlier but had gone home because she was feeling better.
According to the affidavit, she stated that the murder victim had returned to the residence with Simpson and another lady. According to the affidavit, the woman claims that she slept off on the couch while the men remained in the bedroom. The affidavit states that a short time afterwards, the victim felt pain in her leg and heard a pop.
According to the affidavit, the victim reported hearing a scuffle before the other woman in the apartment came into the living room, handed the victim a phone, apologized, and stated she did not know what occurred. The suspect, the murder victim, and the other woman were seen on surveillance footage from the apartment building’s lobby just before 3 p.m. The affidavit states that surveillance footage from 6:43 in the evening shows the suspect fleeing the facility on foot.
According to the affidavit, the detectives tracked down the homicide victim’s car and examined it for clues. Both the internal door handle on the rear driver’s side and the exterior passenger’s door handle had fingerprints on them. The affidavit states that Simpson’s fingerprint was located on the back seat and was a perfect match.
According to the affidavit, investigators looked into Simpson’s criminal history and discovered that he was currently on parole for robbery. According to the affidavit, Denver police investigators contacted Simpson’s parole officer, who verified that a still image taken from the apartment surveillance camera was really Simpson.
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